V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
The Daily Word in Electronic Voting Machines, The Summer Olympics and Neutron Star Collisions
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 2 2016 10:49 AM ]
A neutron star collision is more than just a smash hit by Muse. Physicists are studying gravitational waves in these collisions, hoping that since two colliding black holes can produce gravitational waves, two colliding neutron stars might be able to as well. Detecting these waves would helps scientists understand quark matter, something that is currently pretty mysterious.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks the end of one boy wizard's journey. J.K. Rowling's latest novel, which was the most pre-ordered book of the year and is currently the script for a play in London, depicts the famous Harry as a 37-year-old father and gracefully closes the door on the strange, fantastical world that has been alive for the better part of two decades.
Over 40 people were injured in Kosovo while attending a beer festival after someone in the crowd shouted “ISIS” as a “joke.”
Critics are skeptical of Brazil's level of preparation for the quickly approaching Olympic games. The nation failed to keep their promise of treating 80% of sewage entering the once clear and beautiful--and now entirely polluted--Guanabara Bay. Polluted water is just one concern being raised, another being high crime.
Deciding to use electronic voting machines in major elections was a step up from punchcards, but supplied more than a handful of new problems. The GOP presidential candidate has expressed that the upcoming election will be "rigged." One way to do that? Hacking electronic voting machines.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016
The Daily Word in Lawsuits, Zoo Escapes and The Easter Bunny
By Desiree Garcia [ Mon Mar 21 2016 3:43 PM ]
A Siamang monkey escaped from the Biopark Zoo this weekend and I missed it.
It’s been proven that the early 2000’s will obviously never die. Now what about bringing back those 2000’s fashion trends?
V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
The Daily Word in Hulk Hogan vs Gawker, ransomware vs Apple and RIP Mr. Mushface
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Mar 8 2016 1:37 PM ]
Kari Brandenburg will not seek another term as Bernalillo County District Attorney.
Some UNM officials support the Rapid Transit project. Voice your opinion at tonight's public meeting inside the Convention Center.
Supertramp-related 9/11 conspiracy theory. With Masons.
A man has been charged as the shooter in the 2014 execution of a nine year old Chicago boy.
See whether you can tell if this obit for an internet animal sensation is satire or not.
Surprise! The British are binge drinkers.
Gun lobby claims silencers should be easily accessible in order to prevent hearing loss.
A handful of Mac users have been affect by "ransomware".
V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015
The Daily Word in dragging Donald Trump, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and the trends of 2015
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 9 2015 12:01 PM ]
Blue and Red agree for once on how much Trump sucks.
2015 was a strange year. People in the future will look back at these trends and think we were all freaking insane.
Apple overprices their battery case. Shocker.
Get clean for Christmas. A South valley clinic is offering free acupuncture detox treatment for the next couple of weeks.
A bill that would ban panhandling in certain places is on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
No Child Left Behind finally goes away. Hopefully its replacement is more helpful.
V.23 No.37 |
The Daily Word in a toy factory in downtown Albuququerque, bad ad hoc hypothoses and removing that U2 album from your iTunes
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 16 2014 9:27 AM ]
It is going to be cooler and wetter in New Mexico.
Some folks are upset about a graphic State Fair float.
The Etsy guy is starting a toy factory in downtown Albuquerque.
It's time for the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses.
The effects of Fukishima on Mushi Mushi Land.
Here is a long list of crap you are doing wrong.
Get up to date on the bizarre Rob Ford/Doug Ford switcheroo that took place in the Toronto Mayoral race.
One quadruple amputation? OK. Three quadruple amputations? Suspicious.
Vice Magazine tries to vape cheap vodka.
The vice chair of the Arizona GOP made some naziesque comments over the weekend ....
Apple has put up a special page for removing the U2 album from iTunes.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
The Daily Word in faster speed limits, the hot coffee lawsuit and raises for APD.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon May 12 2014 10:56 AM ]
The kidnapped girls were converted to Islam.
I believe clouds are actually alien spaceships.
What’s the real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit?
How to buy used stuff.
Rest in peace, Leslie Carlson.
A hipster cruise ship plays “Seven Nation Army.”
Nightclub owners take note: obstructed exits provide for more efficient evacuation without stampeding.
Speculation abounds about Apple buying Beats Electronics.
Learn what’s next in the saga of the exploding whale.
Social media and mental illness are a bad mix.
The Albuquerque to Bernalillo speed limit is going up to 75 mph.
The Signal Peak fire near Silver City has consumed 3,000 acres.
Happy birthday, Burt Bacharach.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014
The Daily Word in St. Patrick’s Day, your weird brain and another police shooting.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 17 2014 10:59 AM ]
Obama has sanctions for Russia.
George Michael gave up sucking on pot pipes.
IOS 7.1 has problems.
Rest in peace, David Brenner.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Let’s turn the river green.
Let’s try to have an ASMR episode today.
Don’t forget to remember to forget.
What puts the fire in the firefly?
Police shot a guy in the foothills.
It’s illegal to sleep in your car and to drive in your bed.
Happy birthday, Kurt Russell.
V.23 No.4 |
The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, the Mac's birthday and catching a Goodfella
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 24 2014 10:10 AM ]
Wow, the Mac is 30?
According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.
The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.
Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?
Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.
A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.
This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.
A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.
V.22 No.39 |
The Daily Word in moon poop, the world's top brand and the "Breaking Bad" finale
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Sep 30 2013 10:49 AM ]
A partial government shutdown sounds serious, no? So, USA Today has answered some important questions as to what that entails.
A business jet crashed into a Santa Monica Airport hangar on Sunday leaving no survivors. Officials aren't quite sure how many people were onboard.
What kind of world is this when computers beat out soda pop for top brand?
Excuse me, Mr. Whac-A-Mole, I think your warehouse is on fire.
It's no secret that astronauts have left behind some sort of memento to commemorate their time on the moon, but who knew it'd be something so personal?
Are you one of those people that never eats food past its expiration date? Here are a few tips to gauge whether you're throwing away perfectly good food.
Santa Fe's Heavenly Boutique is back open after the FBI raided it last week and found 7,300 mg of Oxycodone, a prescription pain medicine.
Anthony Bourdain likes New Mexico's green chile best!
V.22 No.36 |
The Daily Word in Utah gorings, SNAP cuts and a lost Van Gogh
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Sep 9 2013 10:29 AM ]
Are you sure that's an original Van Gogh? Where's my magnifying glass?
Russia calls on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons and place them under international control.
The new iPhones might have a fingerprint scanner? What will they think of next? An eye-laser identification system?
A man died over the weekend after falling from an elevated walkway at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during an NFL game.
A man in Utah was airlifted to the hospital after being gored by his buffalo. According to news reports, this is the third animal goring to happen in Utah in less than a month.
Amanda Hobbs, 24, died this morning due to injuries received from a triple shooting that happened in Valencia County on Saturday. Her father, Wesley Hobbs, 54, died after being shot twice in the head, and her mother, Patricia Hobbs, was also shot but is now out of the hospital. Police have yet to pinpoint suspects or a motive for the shooting.
A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday evening to honor fallen firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Aug. 30 in Jemez Springs Park. His body was found a week later, and officials specified that he died after crashing his ATV.
Some New Mexicans are going to have to make arrangements when the SNAP (food stamps) program loses some of its benefits within the next two months.
Move over Ancient Egypt; it looks like a modern Eurasian has the market cornered on mummification.
V.22 No.31 | 8/1/2013
Still Serving The Servants: Nirvana's In Utero gets a massive reissue
By Mark Lopez [ Wed Jul 31 2013 3:07 PM ]
I think I was about nine years old. I remember walking into the living room where my sister was sitting in front of the stereo listening to Fiona Apple's Tidal and singing along with the lyrics booklet in her hands. I sat next to her and noticed another CD cover with a naked baby swimming in the water, staring at a dollar bill. I picked it up and asked, “What's this one?” “That's a band called Nirvana. The singer killed himself a couple years ago.” “How?” I asked. “He shot himself.” “Can we listen to it?” “Okay,” she said. She took the CD from my hand, put the disc into the stereo and hit play. Upon hearing the opening riffs of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” I was hooked, and Nevermind became one of the main precursors to my love of grunge (which I don't need to reiterate because I've written about this particular genre more times than I can count).
But the album that cemented my belief in Nirvana was their final album, In Utero. Sure, Nirvana fans would argue that it was their most mainstream and pop-influenced effort, but I think it was also their most nuanced and forward-thinking album as well. Their sound was still rough, but it had gained a diversity that was lacking in previous efforts. You can take tracks like “Very Ape” and “Scentless Apprentice,” which harken back to their more metal moments and know they hadn't lost their touch, but then you could hear songs like “Dumb” and “All Apologies” and know their songwriting had not only expanded, it had blossomed. This is one of the most interesting things about music—as with any artform: People experience it differently. Depending on when you listen to it, what mood you're in, what sounds within a certain layered track are vibrating in your eardrum, you can take a lot from a little—and vice versa.
But the reason I decided to revisit this album (which I've been listening to for the past few weeks) is because it doesn't get old. It still sounds fresh, inviting, sinister and heartfelt. It still maintains a specific cadence that only Nirvana could pull off, and 'til this day, many argue that Kurt Cobain was probably the last real “rock star” we had and that we'll probably ever have. Not sure if that's true, and I wouldn't really care to argue the point as it's a trivial thought to ponder, but the music speaks for itself. Timeless? Sure. Tasteful? Maybe not. Rock 'n' roll? Most definitely. And this is probably why it's being reissued 20 years after it first dropped into record stores all over the world, when people pondered the controversy of Cobain bellowing “Rape me.”
The In Utero reissue is scheduled to hit stores and online markets on Sept. 24, and will be available on both CD and LP formats. The “Super Delux Edition” box set will include 70 additional tracks. That's right: 70 “remastered, remixed, rare, unreleased and live recordings.” According to the Universal Music announcement, it will be “a veritable treasure trove of never-before-heard demos, B-sides, compilation tracks,” and will also include a DVD of Nirvana's “Live and Loud” concert that was filmed on Seattle's Pier 48 on Dec. 13, 1993. But don't worry, the concert DVD will also be sold as a stand-alone item; if you don't want to put the bones down for the entire box set, you can buy it all by its lonesome. It's exciting news for this particular music fan. The tracklists for the box set haven't been announced, so scan those headlines, music nerds. You can also view an old television ad the band filmed for the initial release of In Utero below.
V.22 No.28 |
The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jul 15 2013 10:11 AM ]
George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.
Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.
Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.
"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.
"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.
Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.
Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.
K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.
V.22 No.20 |
The Daily Word in Rolling Stone Magazine's new boss, police oversight in Albuquerque and a deadly tornado
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue May 21 2013 9:07 AM ]
New Mexico's wild horses may wind up at the slaughterhouse.
Albuquerque is going to evaluate Albuquerque's police oversight system.
Keanu Reeves got a bit chubby.
The 22 year old son of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is now in charge of the magazine.
Taco Bell has a breakfast taco.
There's a lot of fake silk in Beijing.
Senate panel: Apple "among America's largest tax avoiders."
Can't get enough of that sponsored content!
Jimmy Page's unused soundtrack for Kenneth Anger's Lucifer Rising.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
The Daily Word in lawmaker cam, Taco Bell and Puerto Rico
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 8 2012 10:18 AM ]
APS bosses get raises, teachers pissed.
Legislators suspicious of Gov. Martinez filming them in the Roundhouse.
Taco Bell unveils baked potato wrapped in a tortilla.
State cop takes a woman into custody and then has sex with her in his patrol car on their way to jail. No charges are filed.
Guy slices his tongue to get his wife back.
The Tea Party says it’s Romney’s fault.
Your brain and music.
Welcome to Middle-Earth Airlines.
Diane Sawyer, drinking wine, taking meds, making coke jokes.
The worst appearances of musicians in sci-fi movies.
Google unveils JAM, which is, roughly, Garage Band. Here’s other stuff Google has wasted money on.
For balance: Forgotten Apple products of yore.
For x-mas, please buy me a petri dish ornament.
Puerto Rico is thinking it wants to be a state.
Neil Gaiman writes some “Doctor Who,” tries to salvage the glory of the Cybermen.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
The Daily Word in cheese-smuggling, early voting, cliff diving
By B.L. Brennan [ Fri Sep 28 2012 11:13 AM ]
Returning NFL referees received with cheers and a standing ovation.
Are you as excited as I am about Balloon Fiesta?
Early voting kick-starts Presidential election in Iowa.
Canadian police officer arrested and charged with cheese-smuggling.
Apple chief executive apologizes for new maps app.
Lawn at Pete Domenici Courthouse is getting a face-lift.
Bank of America shells out 2.43 billion in settlement with Merrill Lynch.
Alaskan woman walks off cliff while texting.
Starry Night recreated with Hubble photos of other starry nights.
Celebrities hanging out with other celebrities and being awesome.
And here’s a cat video to brighten your day.
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